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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Total Heckler, Dec 16, 2010.
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If it wasn't such sick news, I would negative rep you for saying oh snap.
Rufus, Living up to the title.
This is awesome news. I am very curious to see how Gwin does this year with all of the big changes.
But otherwise, cool news. John T is one of my favorite all time riders.
NO DOUBT Johnny T can ride anything on two wheels.
He won Lorrrettas Lynns Moto Title at some point . JT also has a son that won a Moto National Championship class.
Awesome History lesson as they are the only father and son that can
claim a class win at the finals in Tennesse.
Something I read at www.racerx.com
Gwinn & the Knighter should have swapped machines.
Best 2 out of 3 might gotten dangerous & crazy.
How good was Gwin on the crossers, what did he race? I've no idea, it's always mentioned but never in any detail!
Surely pretty average on a Moto, or he'd be making ten times as much cash twisting throttles as he is turning pedals.
Edit: And by pretty average i mean about twelvty times better than i could ever dream of being.
Interesting news for sure. Tomac is god-like to me and anyone else who's got a sense of history for MTB racing, and it'll be really interesting to see how that translates to training another athlete. Assuming he had something to do with imparting wisdom and skill on Eli (and it wasn't just some genetic thing that results in two-wheeled domination), I think it's a forgone conclusion that this will work out well for Gwin.
There was an interesting interview on Pinkbike a few weeks back where Gwin talked about his MX experiences. From the sounds of it, he had tons of talent, but he couldn't stay healthy.
Gwin will have moto support, and Eli to chase after! Stay tuned for official "Personal" sponsor PR tome come out soon.
Gwin to race West Coast SX lights?
I can only wish.
Missed that, cheers.
Goes off to look for the interview....
Amazing news - good for the US and good for DH in general.
I met JohnnyT on our local trails once.
Surprisingly he is doing east, more time to get in moto shape I guess
I just hope all the big players stay healthy in next years WC´s, esp Barel.
Forgot my smilie. I can't negative rep the author so you were going to be next!
^ not everyone likes looking at that kind of crap
I love you in the most hetero way possible!!! That right there is some funny ****!!!
wow, you're f*cking hilarious.....
I know!!! FYI, note the custom title!
yeah, doesn't change my sarcasm....you must be so proud of yourself, "looks mommy! I can usez paint!"
sorry for thinking I was reading about tomes and gwin, seeing grotesque injuries wasn't expected.
This is the coolest f@cking thing ever.
supreme speculation right now: Gwin's Honda Gearbox bike in 2 more years w/ Dave Camp as head engineer. UHMERICUH
Can someone PLEASE call Clay Porter! This needs to be documentaried Porter style!
There was no awesome sauce at dinner tonight, but I got served here.....buckets of it!
As much experience as Tomac has in his own right, I can only imagine that he's absorbed a lot of useful knowledge watching Eli come through the ranks as well that would be applicable. Cant wait to see the results! Although not likely, at the rate he's progressed who knows we could see a dominating season out of him.
I want you to pay attention from 21 seconds to the end.
Yeah, Barel never ceases to amaze me, comeback kid of DH.. Awesome news about Gwin as well, he knows how to train, I'm sure w/the help of Tomac it will just further his results.
... will I get beaned for brining up the doping rumors that started to surface a few years ago? Tomac was an early idol, but I heard some bad juju re: EPO.
Still, this is cool news.
No more pictures.. PLEASE!!! You guys are bringing back memories of my Killington incident this summer! And the rod in my leg reminds me its there enough on its own thanks to the cold NY winter...
Am I the only one missing how Tomac, having no formal exercise science degree, and a boatload of DH wins back when we pedaled down fire roads....is an improvement in coaching?
Granted, his words might carry more weight from experience alone, but this is sort of like Lance Armstrong offering to train Bubba Stewart in my eyes.
Please don't flame. I'm a massive Tomac fan...but can someone explain the logic part?
ive been wondering that too but worried about getting flamed for mentioning it.
James Wilson's program seem to work pretty well for him last year.
Although I know Tomac is removed from ownership, it's kind of funny that the athlete he's teamed up with is not on the bike bearing his name (which doesn't seem to be doing so well).
Anything else? not so much.
Exercise science degrees are handed out like hot cakes to kids who are already licensed pro to keep them in school.
Exercise degrees are like art degrees=stupid. If you have the talent to teach/coach combined with the experience of being a champion, the possibilities are endless.
i have an art degree.
Will you be my coach?
Agreed. Just because somebody can run for 80 miles without stopping and tell you 39 different ways to stretch your left asscheek, doesn't mean they can make you a pro at a sport, no matter what it is. (no, thats not a jab at James. James rules.)
First, a lot of you might be missing the fact that Tomac won a few of those...whaddya call em...XC races. You know, the ones that go up too? And require a bit of fitness. Then theres that whole road racing thing...trivial facts I know, but might mean Tomac knows a thing or two about fitness.
Then theres the whole mental game, line choice, etc... I am betting my left nut that if Tomac trained any of you schlubs, you'd get assloads faster than any personal trainer could make you. I mean honestly, if you were going into the NBA, who would you want training you? Michael Jordan, or Richard Simmons?